Does your home decor need a bit of a lift? Adding feathers may be just the ticket.
Feathers offer fluidity and promote relaxation, explains Karen Gray-Plaisted of Design Solutions KGP. They’re commonly placed in a pewter vase or included on a tablescape, but other decor items with feather motifs can create a powerful statement.
“It’s all part of the trend toward more organic objects in the home,” she says.
So where should you add feathers in the home?
“The bedroom and living room are your best bets,” notes Julie Coraccio, the organizing pro at Reawaken Your Brilliance and author of “Got Clutter? 365 Journal Prompts.” Match your picks with your room’s style. (Soft, feminine feathers might play well in a bedroom, for example.)
Ones to shop for: ostrich, peacock, and pheasant tail feathers, or featherlike pampas grass. For some help with this refreshing look, here are nine feather-themed decor items for your home.
1. Juju hats
“Juju hats are themselves a hot trend to decorate with, and grouping a few together in different sizes can create a beautiful wall of art to display,” notes Gray-Plaisted.
Add texture and exotic appeal to your rooms with this find ($150, Amazon).
2. Feather light
Here’s a gorgeous example of plumes put to work. Gray-Plaisted votes for this pendant light, which could complement a feminine bedroom or hang over a side table in the living room ($384, Anthropologie).
3. Bird wallpaper
These flying feathers arrive courtesy of lead-free and VOC-free self-adhesive wallpaper ($130, Pier 1).
“The pattern is simple here, but it could be a bold look in a bathroom or other small space,” says Gray-Plaisted.
4. Shadow box
A shadow box is a bit old-school, but when it’s filled with a fluffy feather-flower, the look is transformed and updated. Put this pick in a nursery or half-bath, or to jazz up a plain gallery wall ($130, Pier 1). Plus, if you pick real feathers, having them behind glass makes for easy cleaning.
5. Bird ornaments
Why save these for the Christmas tree? This adorable pair ($14 for 2, Crate&Barrel) might perch nicely on a mantel or side table.
“This pick is an understated way to start on the feather trend,” says Coraccio.
6. Graphic prints
Have a meditation room or reading nook? It would be ideal with this three-piece set of feather prints on the wall ($69, Wayfair). These pictures could also live in a kid’s room, laundry area, or half-bath, especially against wallpaper in a vivid shade.
7. Guest towels
This item allows you to try two creative looks, fringe and feathers, in one shot ($10, Pier 1). And guest towels are a low-key, affordable way to experiment with the trend.
8. Shower curtain
Don’t settle for a shower curtain with checks or stripes! Instead, try this vivid bouquet on a white backdrop in your bath ($40, Wayfair). Twelve hooks are included, and the sturdy fabric means there’s no need for a liner, according to the maker.
9. Feather mirror
A tween would gaze all day long in this mirror, which can also double as a window on the wall of a bedroom ($16, Amazon). This mirror adheres to any smooth surface, including wallpaper and tile.
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